Fujifilm announces the fourth-generation APS-C X-T3 mirrorless camera. Featuring an all-new back-illuminated 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 processor, it delivers excellent image quality and thorough AF performance, as well as quick tracking and burst shooting without blackout. As the “first APS-C mirrorless camera capable of 4K/60P 10bit recording,” it’s particularly spectacular for professional videographers.
The Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless offers the “highest performance in the history of the X series.” It controls false colors and moiré with the color filter array in X-Trans CMOS sensors. Plus, the first back-illuminated structure improves image resolution thanks to its increased phase detection pixels. The X-T3 also offers a native ISO range of 160-12800, expandable up to 80-51200. This low ISO base is perfect for shooting beautiful bokeh in bright daylight.
Moreover, the new X-Processor 4 processes three times faster than previous X series models, and provides fast AF accuracy. At the same time, “the low-light phase detection AF limit has been increased over the X-T2 by 2 stops,” which makes it easier for photographers to focus at night or other low light conditions. Action photography is also easier with the X-Processor 4’s high processing speed and phase detection algorithm, which provides accurate AF “when shooting scenes that present fast, erratic movements across the frame.”
As for video, the X-T3 is “the first mirrorless digital camera capable of internal SD card 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit recording.” It supports video formats H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as well as H.265/HEVC, and features an improved sensor read speed that reduces rolling shutter distortion. The 12 stops of dynamic range boast rich color gradation as well. There’s also a new algorithm for noise reduction.
In terms of design, the X-T3 inherits many features of the X-T2, like dials positioned on the top panel and an ergonomic, comfortable grip. However, there are also enhancements like a lockable EVF diopter adjustment that prevents mistakes in transit, as well as a higher contrast touchscreen panel with “wider viewing angles and better functionality for more intuitive operation.” On top of that, it’s “dust-resistant, water-resistant and capable of operating at temperatures as low as -10°C/14° F.”
All in all, the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless looks like an extraordinary camera for videographers and stills shooters alike. Available for pre-order on September 7, it comes in black and silver, as well as in kit form.